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Caffee H Hollis M.D.
Annals of Plastic Surgery: October 1986
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The phenomenon of silicone bleed from breast implants has been recognized for several years, but its importance continues to be a source of controversy. Experiments were done in rabbits in which standard implants were compared with implants that had been modified to reduce silicone bleed. Contracture was seen with both types of implants, but both the incidence and severity were significantly reduced with the low bleed implants.

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